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Players Had a Lot to Say About PlanetSide 2's Containment Site Playtest

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The recent Containment Site playtest for Planetside 2 took place over this past weekend. And the community has already provided plenty of feedback for the developers with both positive and negative sentiments about various features.

If you’re unaware about what this test was, the Containment Site is a new facility part of Chapter 03 of the Shattered Warpgate campaign. In essence, it’s meant to include multiple combat stages where you’ll have to fight your way through the facility, heading into the lower regions and controlling various capture points.

The team outlined the test, its features, and some other information they were aiming to cover off for players who participated. Following the tests, forums were opened to gather various feedback from the participants.

Feedback included some constructive items, in addition to some frustrations from the community. For example, some folks did not like the complexity of the bases, comparing them to a maze to navigate. Other people actually enjoyed the new base, the new towers, and destroyable door shields. Friendly fire was mentioned as a problem faced by some,

“Friendly Fire was a big problem as one would anticipate, lots of people side stepping into your line of fire”

If you were able to participate in the tests, make sure to provide your feedback for the team. You can do so here. In February, the Planetside 2 team released Outfit Wars which was a competitive tournament of sorts specifically designed for you to earn various outfits…hence the name. If you were able to participate, hopefully you earned some snazzy new threads.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.